Sarah M[uir] Galloway


John Muir


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[2]In both of your last letters you have requested me to let you know if I was in need of some ready money for household expenses, while my means were so tied up. Now John I thank you most heartily for your kind thought of me, and I feel that it is only right that I should let you know how, I have been getting along. Well to begin with, all, belonging to the estate now, is invested in that Kansas land, and I have not received one cent from it for more, than three years. There was two notes due us in Fort Winnebago that was not paid up, when John014892. [3]Reid got into trouble, at first I think they amounted to about two hundred and fifty or sixty dollars, from that source I have received some money, my wood for fires alse the greater part, of the butter and eggs, I have needed, and potatoes for winter use &c Then I have raised some potatoes, and all the vegetables I could in the garden. Anna and Celia have helped me when it was necessary, Anna more especially as I have also had to borrow a little from her when I was in need. then a year ago past last summer Joanna and the children came and took rooms that I could


Portage, Wis.

Date Original

1891 Feb 10


Original letter dimensions: 20 x 13 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 07, Image 0063

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Page 2


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